Colin Wood

Colin Wood

Managing Editor

Colin Wood is the managing editor of StateScoop and EdScoop. He's reported on government information technology policy for the past decade, on topics including cybersecurity, IT management and governance, health care, public safety and criminal justice reform. He lives in the Sacramento area with his family.


Florida's unemployment agency leaked Social Security data last month

by Colin Wood • 3 days ago

Florida, which decommissioned its centralized IT agency last year, has compromised the personal information of 98 unemployment insurance applicants.


'Not a data scientist' says Florida Gov. DeSantis of fired GIS manager

by Colin Wood • 5 days ago

Rebekah Jones, who said she was taken off Florida's COVID-19 dashboard, "exhibited a repeated course of insubordination," according to the governor's office.


States' rushed IT upgrades spark data leaks, transparency concerns

by Colin Wood • 5 days ago

The pandemic is forcing states to accelerate upgrades to critical IT systems, which in turn is compromising personal data and upending normal procurement steps.


As economies reopen, demands on state IT begin to flatten

by Colin Wood • 7 days ago

State technology officials have been slammed with new projects to support other agencies during the pandemic, but two officials in Ohio said they're finally planning for life back in the office.


State and local governments grasp for IT aid, announce key personnel moves

by Colin Wood • 1 week ago

This week elevated discussions on the support state and local government IT offices will need to serve constituents throughout the pandemic and beyond. California, Idaho and the CIty of Los Angeles, meanwhile, announced new hires in key IT roles.

County & Local

Slow internet, poor preparation plague local governments amid pandemic

by Colin Wood • 2 weeks ago

Local government IT leaders say they're facing a raft of issues as they work remotely, which they expect to continue managing for many months more.